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Janson Wigo
Janson  Wigo

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Last College:
Stanford 2010

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Position:
Attacker

Birthdate:
10/07/1987

Club:
The Olympic Club



06/01/2015

Rosters Announced For USA Men's National Team Series With Serbia; Action Begins Tuesday Night In San Diego

June 9 game in Chicago SOLD OUT; All games streaming live at YouTube.com/USAWP

04/04/2015

USA Men Win Bronze At FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament; Australia Takes Gold

Luca Cupido wins Most Valuable Player Award

04/03/2015

USA Men Lose Heartbreaker To Australia 17-16 In Shootout; Will Play For Bronze At FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament

USA rallies with three goals in final three minutes to force shootout

03/28/2015

USA Men's National Team Announces Roster For FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament Starting Monday

Corona del Mar High School to host six day event

02/02/2015

USA Men Close Out Australian Exhibition Series With 14-5 Loss

Volvo Cup coming up next in Hungary

07/15/2013

The 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain are on their way!

National Teams Prepare For FINA World Championships

INTERNATIONAL/CLUB
Scored six goals in the 2013 FINA World Championships...Scored seven goals on the way to a fourth place finish at the 2013 FINA World League Super Final...Helped Team USA to a Gold Medal at the 2012 Pan Pacifics...Was part of a fourth place finish at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China...Took sixth place as a member of the Junior National Team at the 2007 FINA Junior World Championships...Member of the New York Athletic Club winning multiple National Championships.

COLLEGE
Four time All-America at Stanford University 2006-2009...four time All-MPSF selection 2006-2009...part of second place team at 2008 NCAA Championships...named to NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won the Florida State Water Polo Championships in 2005 and 2006 at Northeast High School... Placed third in the Florida State Swimming Championships in the 4x50 relay and fifth in the 100 breakstroke...Also named a Scholar Athlete.

PERSONAL
Older brother Wolf Wigo played for Team USA in three Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004) and captained the squad in 2004. Has a twin brother Drac who played collegiately at Stanford University and was a member of the 2011 World University Games squad. Father, Bruce, former head of USA Water Polo, currently is the president of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 9TH PLACE
  • 2013 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, CHELYABINK, RUSSIE, 4TH PLACE
  • 2011 2011 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, SHENZHEN, CHINA, 4TH PLACE
  • 2007 FINA MEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, LONG BEACH, CA, 6TH PLACE

FUN FACTS ABOUT JANSON
Favorite Food: Vegetables
Favorite Movie: Zoolander
Favorite Actor: Jim Carrey
Favorite Actress: Kate Beckinsale- I can't think of a good movie she's been in, but she is HOT!
Favorite Songs: Bag Raiders- "Shooting Stars," Don Henley- "The Boys of Summer," Cody Wiesen- "Fly Away"
Theme Song: Haddaway- "What is love." I'd probably develop some neck problems from the head bobbing if
Favorite Musical Artists: Rebelution, Augustana, Ratatat, Miike Snow, Kid Cudi, and of course Taylor Swift
Favorite Color: Cardinal
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook but I'm seriously contemplating making a Twitter one of these days.
Best Present Ever Received: My older brother and parents helped me buy my first car a few months ago, definitely a great present.
Best Halloween Costume: Its tradition on the Stanford water polo team for each class to choreograph costumes and my freshmen year- Sage Wright, Cody Wiesen, Will Smith, Drac Wigo and myself dressed up as Alice and Wonderland characters. Needless to say, Drac and I were Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (I can't remember if I was Dee or Dum...) The next three years we dressed up as Caption Planet, Harry Potter, and Nsync; they were good ones but nothing compared to our freshmen year.
Magical Power: A time traveler. I'd like to pet a dinosaur, find some buried treasure, and possibly meet some aliens in the future if I have time.
Famous Friends or Relatives: His brother, Wolfe Wigo (3 time Olympian).
Sport Other than Water Polo: Basketball, I have a mean left hook shot.
Causes or Charities: I care deeply for the ocean and its conservation efforts; it pains me to see how the human race is slowly destroying it. I basically grew up living on the beach- fishing, spear fishing, lobster diving, wakeboarding and surfing as often as I could. One pollutant that I'm mainly concerned about is plastic- Americans typically generate 10.5 million tons of plastic waste a year but only 1 to 2 percent of that gets recycled. In addition, plastic constitutes approximately 90% of all trash floating on the oceans' surface. And to help with the cause, three of my friends from Stanford (including my brother Drac) and I started a clothing company called Latis where each shirt is made from 50% recycled cotton and 50% recycled plastic bottles. Each shirt contains approximately five plastic bottles, and we believe that it's better to have the plastic on our backs rather than in the ocean... Check us out at Latislife.com for more information!
Best Thing about Water Polo: The best thing about water polo is the friends I've made. No matter how hard a practice is your teammates are by your side working just as hard as you. When you win you celebrate together and when you lose you pick each other up. There's no better feeling than playing for your teammates and knowing that they're playing for you.
JansonSays: My dad played water polo in high school and proceeded to swim at UNC while my older brother Wolf was playing polo long before I was born and competed in three Olympics (he claims he's a 4 time Olympian going on his 5th because he is the commentator for NBC), I guess it just runs in the family. I keep playing water polo mainly because of the support from my friends, family and coaches. My family has always been there for me whether it was my brother Drac pushing me inside and outside the water, to my parents driving me to an early morning practice, to them flying across the country to catch as many college games as they could, or even following me to Europe to watch me compete internationally; its been a blessing to have them by my side. My friends have always there for me, even when the times were rough, and I thank them for that. Finally my past Stanford coaches Vargas and Barnea, they have always been so supportive and generous to me, and I know that I will always have two guys I can confide in and know with out a doubt they are behind me and believing in me one hundred percent. But it's also more than that; it's the love of the game and my competitive drive that keeps pushing me forward though the tedious swim sets and the many hours in the weight room. With out passion and support, it would be way too difficult to keep playing but I'm fortunate to have both.
Favorite Quote: "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." -Michael Jordan
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